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Repeated violations of Webmaster Guidelines

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bartosimpsonio, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I honestly don't understand why Google's coming out and saying this now. They've been doing this for years. There must be some purpose to this press release.

    Repeated violations of Webmaster Guidelines


    In order to protect the quality of our search results, we take automated and manual actions against sites that violate our Webmaster Guidelines. When your site has a manual action taken, you can confirm in the [Manual Actions] page in Search Console which part of your site the action was taken and why. After fixing the site, you can send a reconsideration request to Google. Many webmasters are getting their manual action revoked by going through the process.
    However, some sites violate the Webmaster Guidelines repeatedly after successfully going through the reconsideration process. For example, a webmaster who received a Manual Action notification based on an unnatural link to another site may nofollow the link, submit a reconsideration request, then, after successfully being reconsidered, delete the nofollow for the link. Such repeated violations may make a successful reconsideration process more difficult to achieve. Especially when the repeated violation is done with a clear intention to spam, further action may be taken on the site.
    In order to avoid such situations, we recommend that webmasters avoid violating our Webmaster Guidelines, let alone repeating it. We, the Search Quality Team, will continue to protect users by removing spam from our search results.
    Posted by Google Search Quality Team​
     
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  2. Hawkster

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    Funny really - like anyone gives a fuck. People will spam regardless
     
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  3. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

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    you have to read carefully, it say repeated, my understanding it's fine to break the rule 1 time
     
  4. rob1977

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    It's fine to break the rule, just rinse and repeat,
     
  5. archon10

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    Basically, the reason for it is because webmasters get caught, fix the site, and when the penalty is reversed, they put the spam stuff back on the site. They are saying that if you do something like this, the penalty is just gonna sit on the site.
     
  6. starki

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    Not really interesting for the blackhat crowd, but there are businesses that can't simply change the domain, massively buying links. In fact, that's what many SEO agencies do for their clients, they just buy links, the more the merrier. Since manual penalties can be fixed in two weeks or even less time, there probably will be something new with a much longer effect for repeated violations, like manual penalties with a 1 year timer, even if the violation is removed, like we know it from algorithms like Penguin.
     
  7. KevinRB

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    Personally, I think it's a broadside shot across webmasters in general....as it becomes more & more difficult to rank in Google your average webmaster is stuck with just a limited number of solutions:

    1/ buy Adwords :(
    2/ find an Indian SEO company "approved" by Google :)
    3/ give up and throw in the towel :(
    4/ move over to the darker side :)
     
  8. jamesjk1

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    "In order to avoid such situations, we recommend that webmasters avoid violating our Webmaster Guidelines" - made me lol.
     
  9. accelerator_dd

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    So in essence, if you are going to spam, only spam once! Don't do it again or we will have to ban you after 5-6-7 times!
     
  10. goldnote

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    I think it's a case of CYA and transparency but not needed. It is what it is and if you spam multiple times be prepared for the consequences. It's time to evolve or get out of SEO. The useless spammy tactics no longer work.
     
  11. steve43

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    They will work the first time, by the looks of it :)